If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest of freedom, go home from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains set lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that ye were our countrymen.
(Samuel Adams, speech at the Philadelphia State House, August 1, 1776.)
For better or for worse, Philadelphia, and its state of Pennsylvania, will heavily influence the outcome of the 2020 presidential election. Therefore, it seemed somehow appropriate to recall to mind the above words of Founding Father Samuel Adams.
We’re told that at best Pennsylvania is a “swing state,” although in 2016 it was considered a “blue state.”
How Philadelphia has changed since 1776!
Will the people of Pennsylvania (and much of the rest of the country) trade liberty for scraps promised by a Biden/Harris administration?
Or will it be a Harris/Pelosi administration?
If so …
May your chains set lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that ye were our countrymen.